I had the opportunity recently to interview the Ukrainian novelist Vasyl Shklyar.  Shklyar has attracted a lot of attention in Ukraine this year both for his bestselling novel, Black Raven, as well for the statements he’s made against the erosion of freedoms that has taken place under President Viktor Yanukovych.  I found Shklyar to be remarkably introspective and frank.  I am very pleased that the interview has been published by Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, a news source I’ve respected for years because of its commitment to promoting democracy and press freedoms in countries where liberty is restricted.

Please read the interview with Shklyar here: